If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform a million realities.
But I was very, very lucky, and it was a wake up call as far as motorbikes are concerned. I never flirted with death on the bike, but now I'm totally convinced they're death machines.
In Zen a totally new dimension opens, the dimension of effortless transformation.
The interpretation of our reality through patterns not our own, serves only to make us ever more unknown, ever less free, ever more solitary.
We live in a fantasy world, a world of illusion. The great task in life is to find reality.
First comes thought; then organization of that thought, into ideas and plans; then transformation of those plans into reality. The beginning, as you will observe, is in your imagination.
Man, alone, has the power to transform his thoughts into physical reality; man, alone, can dream and make his dreams come true.
No one feels another's grief, no one understands another's joy. People imagine they can reach one another. In reality they only pass each other by.
One of my fantasies in my life has been that I was granted access with a camera to go back in time, and to film the actual campaign of Alexander crossing into India through Iran and Persia.
There's no reality except the one contained within us. That's why so many people live an unreal life. They take images outside them for reality and never allow the world within them to assert itself.
For a solitary animal egoism is a virtue that tends to preserve and improve the species: in any kind of community it becomes a destructive vice.
There is no abstract art. You must always start with something. Afterward you can remove all traces of reality.
If this fame, which people call my lucky break, were to stop tomorrow, I shouldn't care.
I'm a lucky person because I've been loved a lot. I have a great family.
What if Woody Allen called me and said, I'm working on this movie and there's a really divine role for you. We want exactly you! It would be such a fantasy. Forget it! My idol, Woody Allen!
The popular notion of an antithesis between appearance and reality has exercised a very powerful influence on scientific and philosophical thought.
The beautiful is in nature, and it is encountered under the most diverse forms of reality. Once it is found it belongs to art, or rather to the artist who discovers it.
Faith is not belief, it is love. Faith is not belief it is not half, it is total. Faith is not belief because there is no doubt in it, so how can you believe?
Myth is an extremely complex cultural reality, which can be approached and interpreted from various and complementary viewpoints.
And as the hour approached for the execution, in his own mind, Collins became both the executioner and the victim. He would pace up and down, transformed in almost a kind of exorcism when he knew he was responsible for taking someone's life.
I don't have this fantasy about marriage anymore. Everyone says it takes hard work. Well, it kind of does - and I'm much more pragmatic about romance than I used to be.
God's dice always have a lucky roll.
Don't Take Anything Personally. Nothing others do is because of you. What others say and do is a projection of their own reality, their own dream. When you are immune to the opinions and actions of others, you won't be the victim of needless suffering.
We tend to do period stuff because it helps make it one step removed from boring everyday reality.
I signal with an independent label, Continuum. After that I put out a totally independent record, sold fourteen thousand of them from my basement, bought a house, started raising my kid, made a decent living.